I am so lucky.  I seriously am.  I really think they have gone above and beyond “Customer Service,” this time.

Because I am still not working, I am on a stoopid guvmunt plan where I need to pay out of pocket for my meds.  As you can imagine, this is rather painful when you are on a limited income.  Especially since I take so many “pressies” from Big Pharma in attempt to keep my head from falling off my shoulders.  That can also be rather painful and quite a feat, as well.  I suppose one (semi-)good thing is that because I take so many bloomin’ meds, and they are so bloomin’ expensive, I eventually…eventually…manage to get them for free.

However, it does take a while.  You see, some stoopid guvmunt drone, in the basement of a building somewhere, sits and pretends they know how to do arithmetic calculations.  The plan then, generously bestows upon me a “deductible.”  Once I surpass that? I’m home “free.”

Now, first my awesome pharmacy always spots me extra pills if/when I get “stoopid” myself, and forget to go for my refills until I am out. Or, they do this if they don’t have enough in stock.  I suspect that a lot of other pharmacies might do this also, but maybe not.  Some could be total meanies.

Today? Oh, my god! I desperately needed my Seroquel/Quetiapine (that of course, I never refilled until I was completely out of them.)  If I don’t have my Seroquel/Quetiapine, I will never sleep again for the rest of my natural born life.  Had I been “unnaturally” born, I wouldn’t be a chronic insomniac, or have any of my other redonculous, mental “issues.”

I went in with only a certain amount of cash on hand.  I really didn’t want to touch my bank account, because it was a significant amount of cash so…well, let’s use it for this specific purpose.  It was why I was hanging on to it.  It was the fee for my next “Head-Shoulder Management Course.”  Thus, some negotiations were required.

My Concerta/Extended Release Methylphenidate was also getting low, but I wasn’t out of it.  That could wait until later, but if we could squeeze that through the door, great.  Well, wouldn’t you know it? The doorway was just, that too narrow! *PA pinches thumb and forefinger really close together*

Guess what they did.  This time, they spotted me the money! They gave me meds without paying!!! Well, perhaps “on loan” is a better way of putting it.  I feel like a barfly that spends too much time in a pub, being a regular.  Although, I suppose it could be quite similar? With the number of times I’m running into the place, filling scripts for this and that…  I’m on a first name basis with the pharmacists, always yapping away about something!

So, I guess you can call me a “drugfly,” now?

  1. arifaery

    Hi there, been a while.

    That’s so great that you have such a cool pharmacy! I hope you are doing well!


  2. Hi arifaery. So good to see you! Yes, it has been a while and I hope you are are doing well?

    You are right. I am truly blessed to have come into contact with these folks! It may have to do with the fact that they are not part of one of these long chains. However, even when I went to one of those that was a franchise, I still received excellent service.

    Maybe they still treated me like a drugfly there, too?

    Take care, hon’.


  3. I’m seriously way too shy to talk to the people at the pharmacy. They don’t have much to say to me, I only have a sole vanilla boring rx :p


  4. Hi Asdquefty. Well, being a such a “repeat customer” and being on so many damn meds…lots to chat about? Also, me being such a med geek. There was an awesome woman at my last one, too, and we even talked about personal stuff!

    Bloody hell! There were a whack of doctor’s offices in the building, and in epic frustration due to not being able to find a psychiatrist, I asked her if she knew of anyone! *laughing*

    She actually did that she shared a commute with! She said he was really nice, and gave me his name to contact him! *laughing even more* He wasn’t taking new patients, though. Alas.

    Oh, another opportunity to chat up at the folks at times. Kinda funny. They’d always ask me if it’s the first time I’d taken the drug. I’d almost start erupting with laughter having been on some for years. Then I’d launch into the entire list of side effects, pharmacology and blah, blah…

    Yes, I am a dork.

    I’m sorry you don’t have such a great one, yourself. Maybe you’ll be able to find a better one later on?


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